Lady Lion 7th grade now 8-0

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The Washington Lady Lions seventh grade basketball team remains unbeaten eight games into the season.

Prior to the holiday break, the team picked up road wins at Clinton-Massie and Miami Trace before hosting Wilmington in their final game of 2016.

Against Clinton-Massie, the Lady Lions won, 48-16. They were led in scoring by Aaralyne Estep with 18 points. Haven McGraw scored 13, Jeleeya Smith had 12, Chloe Lovett and Mia Moats with 2 points each, Savannah Osborne added 1.

Jeleeya Smith led all scorers against Miami Trace with 15, followed by Haven McGraw’s 9. Savannah Osborne netted six as Aaralyne Estep and Emily Becker had two points each in the 34-23 victory.

Rounding out the year, the Lady Lions beat Wilmington, 40-11, holding them scoreless in the first and third quarters.

Jeleeya Smith led the attack with 15 points, Haven McGraw scored 8, Chloe Lovett and Savannah Osborne had 6 points each and Aaralyne Estep finished with five points.

Starting off the new year; the Lady Lions traveled to East Clinton and won 37-15.

Jeleeya Smith led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Haven McGraw’s 9. Mia Moats and Savannah Osborne chipped in 4 points each and Emily Becker added 2.

This past Thursday, Jan. 12, they played host to the Lady Indians of Hillsboro.

The Lady Lions found themselves trailing by one (18-17) at the half, but they roared in the second half, outscoring Hillsboro 30-4 to capture the victory, 47-22.

Foul trouble hampered Jeleeya Smith and Haven McGraw but the duo was able to combine for 34 (Smith 26, McGraw 8). Savannah Osborne added six points, Mia Moats scored 3, as Chloe Lovett with limited action scored two and Emily Becker netted 2 points.

Mercedes Carner has yet to land in the scoring column, but is getting valuable time in each game and providing support on the defensive end of the floor. Aaralyne Estep has been out the past two games due to an injury but is expected to return to action soon.

The Lady Lions next contest is slated for Thursday as they host Chillicothe at 5 p.m.

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